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the american people know the story keeps changing from this administration on libya. >> jon: tonight, the debate over the time line and the role of the moderator. plus, one of the world's most recognized brands cuts its ties with one of the biggest names in sports. and now as the doping scandal grows, word lance armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the cancer foundation he helped create. so what should the rest of us do with all those yellow bracelets? >> jon: we begin tonight with details of an attempted terror attack foiled in the heart of new york city and word that president obama was among the original targets. good evening. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. hours ago, we learned federal agents arrested a man who they say was attempting to detonate a bomb right near the new york federal reserve. three blocks from the site of the world trade center less than a quarter mile away. federal officials say the
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suspect's original targets included president obama and the new york stock exchange. we don't yet know why he allegedly changed his plan. what we do know is that we were not in any danger because investigators say this was all a sting and the suspect's coconspirators actually were working with the fbi from the very beginning. >> the process that the fbi goes through of finding people who have expressed a hatred for the united states or of american institutions and willingness to attack them. then the fbi engages them via one of its own agents, typically, pretending to be a confederate and walks them through the crime. the crime, of course, is something that would have been impossible to accomplish because there was never any bomb material there. essentially, he is being punished or will be prosecuted and probably incarcerated for the rest of his life because of his thoughts. >> jon: still, investigators say the suspect believed that he had a van filled with a thousand pounds of explosives. and they say he tried to set it off with a cell phone
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detonator. that's when they grabbed him. and a short time ago, he appeared in court. rick leventhal live outside the district courthouse in brooklyn. so what happened, rick, when he went before the judge? >> well, john, this was a very brief court appearance. the suspect has been arraigned but he has not yet been indicted. he was very quiet in court. barely audible in when answering the judge's questions. he was dressed casually in dark jeans, dress shirt and sneakers. he had a beard and mustache. he was not handcuffed but surrounded by five u.s. marshals. the judge read the complaint and issued an order of detention. the suspect now being held behind bars in brooklyn. he did not enter a plea. his next court appearance hasn't been set and court appointed attorney didn't d. not answer questions on her way out of here, jon. >> jon: what do we know about this guy. >> according to the fbi he came to the u.s. in january of this year with the sole purpose of creating some kind of terror attack against the united states. 21-year-old bangladeshy national named quasi mohammed
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asan nafez. he had ties to al qaeda. he also went on facebook they say to try to recruit jihadists to help with this terror plot to in his words destroy america. and undercover fbi agent contacted him and helped him collect what he thought was a thousand pound explosives. they load the material in the van. the undercover fbi agent drove it to the federal bank downtown while he assembled the detonator and allegedly attached it to the explosives. they parked the van next to a bank. they went to a nearby hotel and that's where he made the video and then they say attempted to detonate the bomb with the cell phone. that's when the joint terrorism task force moved in and arrested him. here is the nypd commissioner ray kelly. >> we're still very much a coveted target by terrorists who new york is the top of the terrorist list in this country. i think this just reaffirms that. >> in that video, he
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reportedly said "we will not stop until we obtain victory or martyr dim. john, in this case they didn't get anymore -- either one. >> jon: president obama and running mate back on the campaign trail today hitting key swing states. still lots of debate between the showdown between the president and governor romney over libya. last night the president said he called the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terror the very next day: governor romney said it two took weeks for the president to officially call it terrorism. here is the exchange again. >> the day after the attack, governor, i stood in the rose garden and i told the american people and the world that we were going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir. so let me call it an act of
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terror use the word. >> could you say that louder? >> he did call it an act of terror. [ applause ] >> it did as well take -- it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea of their being a riot out there about this tape to come out. you are correct about that. >> jon: well, here is what the president said in the rose garden the day after the attack that killed a u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> result of this great national ter that character or ellipse the light of the values that we stand for. today we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. >> jon: but republicans point out a few days later u.s. officials were not calling the attack an act of terror. in fact the president's ambassador to the united nations the following sunday appeared on five shows insisting it was a protest over a youtube video: ed henry live in athens, ohio where president obama just
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wrapped up a rally. and, ed, you have some new information on the president's time line on libya? >> that's right, jon. kerry lock was the voter, the undecided voter who was there at the debate last night and asked the president about libya. he spoke to sarah courtney this afternoon and basically said after the debate the president sought him out privately and said look, the reason why i didn't immediately call it terror is i wanted to get the intelligence right. take the time to get it right that seems to contradict what the president himself said in that exchange in the debate where he said look i immediately said it was terror on september 12th. none the less despite this continuing confusion about this time line, robert gibbs, the top obama advisor today insisted that the president called it terror. take a listen. >> on two different occasions on the 13th, the president says i want people around the world to hear me, to all those that would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished later on the 13th. no being a of terror will dim the light of our values.
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find out what happened. >> now, republicans tonight seem to think that this is going to continue to be a political problem for the white house. but can i tell you the obama campaign spokeswoman jen socky today told us she believes this is one of the best debate moments in debate history and said that the president was able to show that it's important to show leadership and not gamesmanship, jon. >> jon: a lot of debate today, ed, about candy crowley and how she handled her role as moderator. >> no doubt. i worked for her a long time cnn. i always considered her fair. very solid journalist obviously. she seemed to agree with the president that he did call it terror immediately even though she sort of back pedaled a little bit on cnn. take a listen what she said. >> did the president say this was an act of terror? these acts of terror. >> these acts of terror. but he was in the rose garden to talk about benghazi so i don't think that's a leap, sorry. >> so, it comes down to the
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fact that the president, in fact, did not say an act of terror. so he didn't call this particular one terrorism. he spoke generally about acts of terror. democrats paskly feel like this is semantical debate. republicans have obviously the opposite view and think it shows something else is going on here, jon. >> jon: you are in ohio, obviously a huge battleground state. what's the president saying about the debate? >> the polls have tightened here big time. that he was why the president is back in ohio. he had a strong lead now it's very tight with mitt romney. today he was trying to down play what his aides are saying was a strong performance. they have declared victory. did he not do that. he was beaming so he seemed happy about it he tried to down play it perhaps learning he has lost his lead in the polls. listen. >> we had second presidential debate last night. i'm still trying to get the hang of this thing. governor romney continues talking about five point plan for the economy. as we saw last night the five point plan really boils down to one point. folks at the very top get to
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play by a different set of rules than you do. >> a source confirms to fox tonight that the president will hold his election night rally in chicago at mccormick place. what's significant about that it's an indoor facility will only hold about 10 or 15,000 people i'm told. even though you remember the president hundreds of thousands of people at grant park on election night 2008, jon. >> jon: ed henry in athens, ohio, ed, thank you. we will hear how governor romney thinks the debate went coming up at the bottom of the hour. meantime some early polls are in. you will see what they have to say. and lance armstrong hit some bumps in the road from his corporate sponsors to his cancer charity. some serious set backs for one time cycling legend that's coming up on "the fox report." but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!
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live strong cancer fighting charity. both nike and radio shack had cut ties with him. this comes after investigation by the u.s. anti-doping agency and the group's decision to ban armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of all his tour de france titles. armstrong has repeatedly denied doping but nike released a statement which reads in part due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that armstrong participated in doping and mislead nike for more than a decade. it's with great sadness that we discontinue our contract with him. they will continue to support live strong. trace gallagher tracking developments from our west coast news hub. he step down live strong chairman to spare the foundation from controversy? >> yeah, that's right. live strong wants to make it very clear, jon, that they did not ask lance armstrong to step aside. in fact they are saying it was all lance's idea. live strong had been a very strong defender of lance
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armstrong through the this entire ordeal and they continue to do so today, saying that cancer patients and their families are not troubled at all by lance armstrong's whoas. but clearly lance armstrong believes that he is now a distraction issuing a statement that said quoting here: today, therefore to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, i will conclude my chairmanship. we should point out that lance armstrong remains on the board of live strong. he will even attend this weekend's charity bike race in texas. jon? >> nike and radio shack are not the only ones dropping armstrong. >> i mean, no. this was like dominoes, when lance armstrong quit live strong a few minutes later nike dropped him and then radio shack dropped him and now we have learned that anheuser-busch issued a statement today saying they will end their relationship with lance armstrong by the end of the year. but radio shack and anheuser-busch can walk away. but nike is now being accused
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of covering up this doping scandal by paying off an international cycling authority to cover up a test that lance armstrong failed back in 1999. nike issued a statement saying, quoting here: today or rather nike vehemently denies that it paid former uci president $500,000 to cover up a positive drug test. nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and analysts also do not believe the charges. listen. >> $500,000 in the grand scheme of things is a drop in the bucket for some -- for a corporation like nike. i just don't really see how much of self-interest nike would put into doing something like that. >> that said, the investigation will certainly go on and experts say they will be surprised if the lawsuits begin to fly. jon? >> jon: sad day in sports. trace gallagher. thank you.
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well, folks all across new england say they felt the earth shake last night's rare earthquake. it was breaking here on "the fox report." the 4.0 quack centered a few miles west of portland, maine might not seem much to people living in quake prone regions but enough to rattle the ground across several states as far as south as connecticut. something people in new england definitely are not used to feeling. >> i was laying in my bed, i just started feeling my bed shake a little bit. >> i felt the door shake in its frame. >> it shook a little bit. my laptop almost fell off the top because it was bouncing on the table. >> i was working and i felt dizzy. and i thought -- >> jon: officials say there were no reports of any damascus or people hurt. the last east coast quack people felt -- quake people felt across august in virginia. people wanting medicine for back pain now in fear for their lives. health officials report more deaths in huge meningitis out
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>> jon: four more people have reportedly died from medicine that makes them feel better. it comes after the feds raided the pharmaceutical company produced shots deadly form of meningitis. health officials report 16 new cases today bringing the total number of sick to nearly 250. they say the contaminated medicine now has killed a total of 19 people. those steroid injections are supposed to help with back pain. officials say as many as 14,000 people had the treatment and could be at risk. the shots all came from this massachusetts based company
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now roped off with yellow tape. federal agents centers for disease control reported the test results show infections with three kinds of fungus. jonathan serrie live in atlanta home to cdc. jonathan, if there is treatment for this disease why do the case numbers keep rising. >> hi, jon. it's because the treatment isn't given until after the case cases develop. most of the people exposed to these medicines never develop any symptoms. the antifungal treatments are so strong they can have serious side effect including kidney and liver damage. rather than subject healthy patients to dangerous preemptive medication, doctors are only treating those who develop symptoms. jon? >> jon: what are we hearing from patients who were exposed? >> yeah. they are upset. the patients who were extoesed to these potentially contaminated meds from the new england compounding center say they are upset. not only the ones who have
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become sick but also those who are waiting to see develop symptoms overtime. one patient who got one of the steroid injections in question says his clinic sent him a bill for the shot. but very little information on its potential consequences. listen. >> there is a lot of people that are contracting this disease. there is people dying with this disease. and the healthcare system is the more the health i don't care system. here is my bill, pay me and deal with our attorneys later. >> so far john has no symptoms but remember fungal meningitis has a lengthy incubation period so as a precaution, doctors have warned him to remain vigilant for the next couple months, jon? >> jon: jonathan serrie in atlanta. there is evidence multivitamins may help prevent cancer in men. the supplements help prevent by 8%.
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auto and older took them for more than a deck dated. published in the journal of the american medical association and comes within recent questions whether vitamins really do anything. experts say it's a mild effect. they note that a good diet, exercise, and not smoking are still far more effective and can reduce cancer risks by at much as 30%. separate research finds that cranberry juice does not help bladder and urinary infections at least not as much as previously believed. researchers in scotland looked at two dozen studies and found that contrary to popular belief it might only benefit women with recurrent infections. they say it's unclear 'f. cranberry products like pills or capsules. >> president obama losing edge with a key group of voters in some battle ground states. did either candidate gain ground with women in last night's debate? you will hear from political experts on both sides of the aisle. and the taliban shot her in the head because she head
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>> fast moving wildfire threatening as many as 100 homes. no word on what sparked the flames. it might have been downed power lines. going door to door telling people to leave those at risk
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homes winds and helped to slow the spread of the fire some fall all over each other all caught on camera fox trip across america. georgia, surveillance video captured the attempted caper at department store in atlanta. can you see three suspects grab clothing off a table then make a run for the door. >> during the process of running, unfortunately they left all the loot there. >> authorities say the trio could still face charges. ohio. a deadly crash involving a flatbed pickup truck and a big rig sent both vehicles into a home southwest of cleveland. witnesses say that pickup had run a stop sign. its driver died at the scene. the collision caused a fire that destroyed the house.
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crews rushed the semi's driver to the hospital. nebraska an explosion tore through a home in omaha. relatives say someone in the house dropped a drug full of gasoline which somehow ignited. five people went to the hospital one with burns over 90% of his body. genesee a-year-old with a rare dogs.c disease reignited with the pooch saved the boy's life by detecting oncoming seizures but the pup needed treatment for digestive illness. with the family struggling to pay the boy's medical bills the county's spca paid the bill. >> the first polling shows americans pretty evenly split
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over who won the second presidential debate. according to a cbs news survey 37% say president obama won. 33% call it a tie. and 30% say governor romney won. those numbers all within the margin of error. but look at this. 65% say governor romney would do a better job on the economy which most voters say is their top issue. just 34% choose the president. our own pollsters point out these initial reactions could change down the road. we're getting a look at how close the race has become in a key battleground state since the first presidential debate. it is now a dead heat in wisconsin. according to a new poll by marquette law school it. it was obviously done before last night's debate. three weeks ago before the first debate the president held an 11 point lead. governor romney is speaking live at a rally right now in leesburg, virginia. carl cammeron is there live. what does the governor have to
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say about the debate. >> raving larsz night was essentially a draw which means a victory. what think were hoping to do is being defeated by president obama last night. keep mr. romney's momentum going. i love these debates, these things are great. president still doesn't have agenda for a second term. don't you think it's time for him to finally put together a vision of what he would do in the next four years if he were elected? i mean he has got to come up with that over the weekend. there is only one debate on monday. he will only have two public appearances, one at the al smith roast in new york city tomorrow night. and then on friday a rally
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bikeoberfst. everything else will be devoted to debate prep. only two events between now and monday so he can get ready for final faceoff against the president on foreign policy, john. we have been reporting for a couple of weeks now that that was there. he will give that speech but not this friday. they need the time for debate prep. so another measure of just how intensely he is getting ready for the final deal with mr. obama on monday. jon? >> carl cammeron in virginia with governor romney. carl, thank you. meantime president obama and governor romney are now clearly putting brand new focus on female voters. and it comes a day after a debate in which the candidates referenced women 30 times in 90 minutes. shannon bream life in washington with more. shannon? >> well, jon, in september, president obama enjoyed a 14-point advantage among likely women voters. but that lead has evaporated.
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there is now just 1 percentage point separating the president and governor romney among likely female voters in swing states. democrats have invested heavily in the so-called war on women narrative painting romney and republicans as some thing given romney's performance in the past two debates may have back tired. care about him. actual alternative. they over demonized him. >> last night's rough and tumble in your face showdown left many wondering how the combative tone would play with women. conservative pundit monica crowley think the candidates' fichty tone will be a positive among undecided women. most voters including women respond to strength. the world is a dangerous place. america has very grave problems. we don't want any kind of wimps. nobody who is going to sort of sit back and take the punches and not fight back.
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though romney has been taking heat binders full of women. considered for positions in his administration. today a nonpartisan women's group confirms that's exactly what happened when he was elected back in 2002. or women's names, shannon bream, thank you. last night's debate was a huge social media hit. according to the analytic firm blue fin labs. generated more than 12 million comments on facebook or twitter. top political event ever on the social networks. the firm also settle women dominated 54% to men 46%. doctors in britain say the 14-year-old girl whom the taliban shot promoting women's education is responding well to treatment there are conflicting reports whether she has emerged from her coma. militants in pakistan raided her bus on the way to school and shot the girl in the head and neck. she has since become a symbol of freedom across the world. two days ago she was airlifted
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to britain to receive better treatment and for her own protection. that's because the taliban has vowed to kill her. but back in pakistan, the nation is reportedly dedivided on what to do about the attack. protesters have urged the government to crack down on militants. others have said that could instead trigger an increase in violence. some encouraging news today on the state of the housing crisis. next, what's behind the word of the big rebound in new home construction. plus, we all know the feds bust people all the time for smuggling stuff into the u.s., drugs, weapons, money. now one guy in florida is under arrest, accused of smuggling dinosaurs. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner.
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>> investigators are trying to figure out why somebody shot a canadian border guard in the neck and then reportedly killed himself. it happened yesterday at the peace arch crossing between washington state and canada that's the third busiest
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crossing with 9,000 cars using it every day according to u.s. officials. >> it disgusts me like i feel that if he was going to turn the gun on himself, why did he have to shoot somebody else and hurt her. like she is honestly the innocent like i feel horrible for her. >> the wounded border guard reportedly is in stable condition they have identified the shooter as a man who recently moved to seattle and they say he he was headed into canada when he opened fire. so far no word on a motive. a hopeful sign for economic recovery today. the commerce department reporting new home construction shot up 15% last month to the highest annual rate since july of 2008. still though a long way off prerecession home construction rates back in 2007. of course, the housing market collapsed in 2008 was one of the driving forces of the recession. the fox business network's gerri willis live in the newsroom now. gerri, does this mean the housing market is bouncing
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back? >> well, we're seeing some honestly off the bottom. seeing improvement. all good news. take a look at this building permits number. it's up 12%. that's good news and that's pro-perspective. what's coming in the future. home builder confidence is at six year high. that's good news too. what the home builders are seeing out there is more and more serious buyers coming into the market, jon? >> jon: are we seeing a rebound in single family home construction bausbyers have getting more serious now? >> they are getting more serious and they have those low low mortgage rates so people love that let me give you this number. single family home construction up 43%. i mean, imagine that. that's a very big number. good news for the housing market and frankly good news for people who already own homes out there, jon? >> jon: yeah, is the recovery the same nationwide or are some parts of the country doing better than others? >> you know, it's uneven. some places are doing better than others. if you are out there, you are wanting to buy a home, you really need to check the local marketplace, see what's going on out there. see what houses are selling for per square foot. it's a great way to make
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comparisons on prices. do your research. because some places are doing great. some not so great. even now, jon? >> jon: gerri willis, fox business network. thanks, gerri. >> thank you. >> jon: a gruesome mystery unfolding in denver, five dead bodies turned up in a burned out bar. cops say they think somebody torched the place after kill the people inside. they say it is not clear how the victims died but witnesses report seeing sustains that looked like blood near the scene. investigators say they have no suspects, no word on a possible motive. and have yet to identify the victim. violent crime rose last year for the first time in nearly two decades. the government reports it was up 18%. last year-to-year increase was back in 1993. according to the bureau of justice statistics, there were nearly 17 million violent crimes that year. compare that to fewer than 6 million last year. still, this was a rare increase. the numbers suggest it was due to upswing in the number of assaults. property crime also rose 11%.
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but experts say a one year fluctuation isn't necessarily a sign of future crime trends. thousands of students march and dance through the streets in the midst of a three day long strike. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. [chanting] >> jon: spain, those students protesting government cuts in public education spending. in madrid, demonstrators said those cuts would raise tuition, reduce scholarships and keep people out of college. more than half the people between age 19 and 25 in spain are out of work. kosovo, protesters in the capital city tried to take down the iron gate in front of a government building. part of a rally against the sale of the country's electricity networks to a turkish group. riot police fought protesters were pepper spray and arrested some who had climbed over that fence.
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cambodia, officials estimate some 200,000 mourners lined the streets to welcome home the body of the late king. he died of a heart attack monday in beijing at age 89. a huge phoenix-shaped float carried his casket from the airport to the royal palace where the body will lie in state for three months. china a logger was sawing a tree on a river bank in a central province when it rolled down a hill and pinned another worker in the riverbed. the other loggers fought to free the man from the muck and water. they finally got him out, muddy but unhurt. that's a fox trip around the ghorld 80 seconds. >> >> the feds say they have busted a man for smuggling dinosaur bones and selling them for big bucks. custom officials say the florida man dug up the bones himself in among mongolia and shipped them into the u.s. among the fossils agents say
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he sold. a nearly complete skelton of the type of ter. it brought a million dollars in manhattan. the arrest shows the feds commitment to quote make this illegal business practice extent. the suspect could face 20 years in prison. a recent insider attack in afghanistan killed two americans. and now we know the victims included a cia agent. the details ahead. plus, no library book meant no homecoming for one florida teenager and her mother apparently is not pleased. that's coming up on "the fox report." 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast 4g lte service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones.
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>> we now know a cia agent was
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among those killed insider attack in afghanistan. a senior u.s. official confirming that to fox news. the attack happened saturday afghan intelligence officer in kandahar. witnesses say it was a suicide bombing and it killed four afghan officials and two americans. one of the dead identified as 24-year-old britney gordon who was assigned to marital intelligence company from joint based lewis mccord in washington. the other american apparently was an operative working for the cia. this the latest example of so-called green on blue attacks carried out by somebody in afghan uniform. such attacks have killed 55 u.s. and allied troops this year alone. elsewhere in afghanistan today a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle right near a u.s. combat outpost in the eastern part of the country. officials say at least 10 afghan soldiers were hurt but nobody died. new amateur video shows
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blowing a helicopter right out of the sky. we cannot confirm whether that video is authentic but we have no reason to doubt it. it comes as a syrian government shatters hopes of a potential cease-fire even before it can begin. rebels have been fighting regime president bashar assad for more than a year and a half. activists say 33,000 people have died in the violence. now an international envoy is calling for cease-fire during a major holiday this month. state run newspaper the government implied that there is no clear leader to speak for the rebels so nobody to sign on to a cease-fire. the syrian government's pessimism may be well founded. both sides have reportedly previously agreed to cease fires during the 19 months of violence. none has lasted. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt life in the newsroom now. jonathan, does anybody think this cease-fire might have a chance? >> well, the u.n. peace envoy might be the only person who does. he is a career diplomat. he is paid to be optimistic.
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he hopes that the upcoming muslim festival which begins october 26th might provide the impetus for all sides to lay down their weapons. but given that the fighting continued all the way through ramadan this year that seems unlikely and you won't find very much optimism here at the u.s. state department for instance, listen. >> i will say again that we support any efforts to end the blood shed in syria. however, as joint special envoy himself has said it's up to the government to take the first step i'm not sure what press reporting you are reading on what the regime is saying but what i have is that even today the regime rejected the proposal and called a cease-fire, quote: pointless, unquote. >> remember, we have been here before. the predecessor kofi annan announced a cease-fire once before it held for something
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like two hours. jon? >> jon: any word of this spreading well beyond syria. >> we saw more violence today along that long border between syria and turkey a syrian mortar landing once again on the turkish side of the border. the turkish military once again returning fire shelling syrian positions. and like the u.n. peace envoy said it was once again another indication that this could easily spill over to engulf the entire region, listen. >> those countries should realize as we heard from officials today in lebanon that this crisis cannot remain within syrian borders indefinitely. either it will be addressed or overflow consuming. >> an all consuming war in the middle east is something nobody wants to see, of course, jon. >> jon: jonathan hunt in our newsroom. thank you. in this country, a former neighborhood watchman accused of killing an unarmed teenager set to face trial starting
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june 10th. that's the ruling today from a florida judge. george zimmerman is facing second degree murder charges for shooting 17-year-old tray vofn martin. prosecutors claim he profiled the teen and initiated a confrontation. zimmerman claims he opened fire in self-defense. lawyers say they expect the trial will last about three weeks. the vatican set to declare seven new saints including a pair of women from new york and hawaii. the first mother, marianne kop a nun who cared for leprosy patients on the hawaiian islands more than 100 years ago. the church credits her with miraculously curing two people over the past 20 years after folks prayed to her. the other, 17th century mohawk indian who spent much of her life in what is now upstate new york. it's used by date came and went about 20 years ago. a gallon of michael jordan barbecue sauce still very much in demand. how much demand?
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ask your doctor about cialis for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >> a school in florida reportedly has banned a student from the homecoming tans because of an overdue library book. the high school freshman said she had a dress and all set to go. she said the school wouldn't let her buy a ticket because of that overdue book. she says the book didn't even have a due dated stamped on its back jacket and her mom says when she went to school on her daughter's behalf the principal wouldn't cut her any slack. >> she said, she asked me what grade she was. in i said she is a freshman. she said oh there salse next year. she is not getting punished because she got into a fight or anything like that. she is being punished because she has an overdue library book for reading? it's ridiculous. >> jon: school officials say they won't comment on the teenager's case the schools rules are clearly posted. >> well, someone just forked
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over about $10,000 for a 20-year-old gallon of barbecue sauce. this is not your average sauce. it's mcjordan sauce. mcdonald's put the stuff on a limited run of mcjordan burgers back in the 90's. of course in honor of basketball legend michael jordan. the man who sold the jug on ebay for nearly 10 grand says he used to own a couple of mcdonald stores. he added he hopes the buyer does not put it on a burger. hi def in high demand. nielsen ratings company reporting three quarters of american homes have at least one high definition television. nearly 40% of homes have more than one hd set. five years ago only 11% of homes had a hi def tv. >> updating some of our top stories tonight. a 21-year-old is it accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building this morning in lower manhattan officials report the number of dead in the nationwide men
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jesus outbreak now stands at 19. they say they have linked the outbreak to tainted steroids from a massachusetts drug company. former cycling champion lance armstrong stepped down today as the head of his cancer charity live strong. sponsors include nike, radio shack and anheuser-busch. they also announced they are cutting ties with the disgraced athlete over accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. and on this day in 1973, the organization of petroleum exporting countries or opec launched an oil embargo against the united states. it was pay back for america's support of israel in the i don't mean can i i don't yom kir war. prize gouges and rationing. gas lines naked their way around city blocks. officials told folks not to put up christmas lights. opec eventually lifted the
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embargo after secretary of state henry kissinger negotiated israeli troop withdrawal from pars of the sinai peninsula. but opec put the squeeze on the u.s. 39 years ago today. and that is "the fox report" october 17th, 2012. shep is back tomorrow, 3:00 p.m. eastern. the factor up next. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact, sir. so let me call it an act of terrorism. >> could you say that louder. >> bill: major mistake made by debate moderator candy crowley. we will document it and have analysis from bob beckel, me your hummable correspondent. >> bill: who would you rather baby-sit your child? romney or obama. romney loses in the baby-sitting. >> obama done such a

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